Scope Of Environmental Science In Pakistan: Jobs, Salary, Admission

Written by: Aleena Hussain

In this article, you will know:

  • What is Environmental Science
  • Jobs of Environmental Science in Pakistan
  • Salary of Environmentalist in Pakistan
  • Check If You Have Interests in Environmental Science

And much more. 

Keep reading.

What Is Environmental Science And What Do Environmentalists  Do?

Environmental Science is the study of how individuals interact and impact the environment.

Those who study Environmental Science are called environmentalists or environmental scientists.

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that associates with many other science subjects such as geology, limnology (soil science), chemistry, mineralogy, oceanography, and atmospheric science.

The environmentalist can be an expert of an entire environment (Forest) or of only a single species (lion).

An environmental scientist works to identify the causes of global environmental issues and find suitable solutions for it.

Environmentalists can work in government agencies, private firms, and non-profit organizations dedicated for preservation of wildlife and natural resources.

After gaining a Bachelor’s degree in this subject, you can simultaneously work part-time in any related company while doing a Masters.

At the start of the career, the main jobs include researching, data gathering and analyzing, report making, and working with other professionals in this field.

What Are The Required Skills In Environmental Science?

An environmentalist should have an analytical and critical mindset to evaluate environmental problems.

Have technical and computer skills to gather, analyze, and compile data digitally.

Have excellent interaction skills to persuade and present research findings to specific audiences.

Detail orientation and high patience are required in an environmental scientist as research results can take up to years to manifest.

Team Working abilities, along with management skills, are requisite in an environmentalist.

Endurance and flexibility are requisite in an environmental scientist as often the research sites can be of harsh climates and frustrating areas.

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These are the skills that lack in fresh graduates in Pakistan

  • Verbal Communication (83.63%)
  • Positive Attitude (71.93%)
  • Team Working (64.91%)
  • Critical Thinking (59.06%)
  • Self Confidence (59.06%)
  • Written Communication (57.31%)
  • Drive &Resilience (57.31%)
  • Stress Tolerance (47.37%)
  • Adaptability (46.20%)
  • Time Management (45.61%)
  • Self-Awareness (45.03%) and Planning &Organizing (45.03%)
  • Integrity (43.86%)

What Are The Career Prospects Of Environmental Science?

Biodiversity Officer: 

Works for the protection of natural resources and ecosystems. Have a strategic job of planning and implementing conservation initiatives.

Water Quality Scientist:

Is a specialist tasked with safeguarding the water quality standards and taking measures to improve and remedy the quality of water for marine life or safe water usage by industries and domestic services?

Waste Management Officer:

Is responsible for efficient and safe collection, transportation, and disposal of waste through various management programs like street cleaning operations or recycling campaigns.

Marine Biologist:

Studies marine life and sea organisms. Works for the protection of marine species and classifies them based on the environment rather than taxonomy.

Environmental Manager:

Supervise, monitor and plan environmental programs and promote sustainable development in public and private sector.

What Are The Important Points To Be An Environmentalists?

Interests

  • Zoology 
  • Ecology 
  • Botany  
  • Computer Studies 
  • Research work 
  • Geography 
  • Chemistry 
  • Animal lover

Academic Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.
A Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences with the following specializations:

  • Environmental Management
  • Energy and Air Pollution Control
  • Conservation 
  • Environmental Law and Policy

A Doctorate’s degree is essential for research and academic jobs.

Work Form: 

Regular 40 hours a week work, with extra shifts when doing research work and traveling to conferences and sites.

Work Place: 

Plant nurseries, Greenhouses, wildlife conservation parks, field sites, and standard offices.

Obstacles:

  • Physical fitness is required to work constantly in changing and often harsh climates.
  • Research work can be very strenuous.
  • For frequent traveling passport and a driver’s license is required.

What Is The Salary Of Environment Engineer In Pakistan?

The average Environment Engineer salary in Pakistan is PKR 612,768 per year or PKR 51,064 per month. Entry level positions start at PKR 26,000 per month while most experienced workers make up to PKR 110,000 per month.

You can find Environmental Science jobs in Pakistan from

Here is the sector-wise salary in Pakistan, data taken from LUMS Prospectus that is a prestigious university in Pakistan.

  • Health Care (Rs. 100,000 per month)
  • FMCG (Rs. 85,571 per month)
  • Home Appliances (Rs. 75,000 per month)
  • Engineering (Rs. 75,000 per month)
  • Group/Conglomerate (Rs. 71,676 per month)
  • IT/Technology (Rs. 61,676 per month)
  • Textile (Rs. 55,000 per month)
  • Transport (Rs. 55,000 per month)
  • Banking/Financial (Rs. 52,042 per month)
  • Consulting (Rs. 52,042 per month)
  • Manufacturing (Rs. 50,000 per month)
  • Packaging (Rs. 50,000 per month)

What Is The Future Of Environmental Science Jobs In Pakistan?

When you type Environmental Science’s jobs in Pakistan, you can also write your city name instead of Pakistan to find the jobs.

Pro Tip:
Go to Tool>Select Within 24 Hours, past week etc . You will be the first to apply for the job hence more chances for the job getting in the industry.  

You can also use Google Image that is a handy tool for finding jobs.

You can search the jobs in your city or province, and you can conclude either you should select this field or not based on the jobs available.

What Are The Universities In Pakistan Offering Admissions In Environmental Science?

These are the universities that are offering Environmental Science in Pakistan.

InstituteCity
1. The Islamia University Of BahawalpurBahawal Pur
2. Gomal UniversityD.i. Khan
3. Government College University, FaisalabadFaisalabad
4. University Of AgricultureFaisalabad
5. Karakoram International UniversityGilgit
6. University Of GujratGujrat
7. University Of HaripurHaripur
8. Allama Iqbal Open UniversityIslamabad
9. Bahria University, IslamabadIslamabad
10. International Islamic UniversityIslamabad
11. Quaid-e-Azam UniversityIslamabad
12. University Of SindhJamshoro
13. Federal Urdu University Of Arts Science &Technology, KarachiKarachi
14. Kohat University Of Science &TechnologyKohat
15. Government College University, LahoreLahore
16. Kinnaird College For WomenLahore
17. Lahore College For Women UniversityLahore
18. University Of The PunjabLahore
19. University Of Veterinary And Animal SciencesLahore
20. Lasbela The University Of Agriculture, Water, And Marine Sciences, UthalLasbela

And many more. Just Google, you will find.

How? Universities in Pakistan (or you can replace Pakistan with your city)

In order to find the department of Environmental Science in any university, just type Environmental Science+ university name like

Moreover, you can call them.

What Is The Trend Of Environmental Science In Pakistan?

Google has created an amazing tool called Google Trend that shows the searches being done by the people living in the country or city.

I am searching do people search Environmental Science in Pakistan? If so, which province or city.

Here you can see it all.

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